A carnivorous squid that lived 500 million years ago - io9

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  1. octobot

    octobot Robotic Staff Staff Member Robotic Staff

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    A carnivorous squid that lived 500 million years ago
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    [SIZE=-1]A new fossil survey has revealed cephalopods like this early squid were ruling the seas over 500 million years ago. This is far earlier than previously ...[/SIZE]
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    Mystery fossil a 'squid ancestor' - BBC News

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    Mystery fossil a 'squid ancestor'
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    [SIZE=-1]The ancestors of modern squid may have existed half a billion years ago - a lot earlier than previously thought. In a new study, Canadian researchers ...[/SIZE]
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  3. Kuka Lula

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    Even a Billion years old they were beautiful... Damn, amazing animals... =)
     
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    First and foremost! YEAH BC, CANADA! (just because I'm a bit patriotic), second, I found it really interesting that this blows the whole "loss of shell" theory out of the water. What an amazing discovery. Lastly... I think it's "amusing" that they title this a "carnivorous squid"... last time I checked, most cephalopods were carnivorous... right? This isn't really a revolutionary idea.
     

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